Hot Air Problems

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I have asthma and COPD. I've found a great mask for cold weather that works very well (Nferno). However, I'm wondering if there is a mask available to cool the air for these Texas summer days. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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    I use a great battery operated fan that you can hang around your neck that I got on Amazon last year . I love it. It's called Travelon 3.
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    I live in Dallas texas...and all I can tell you is hopefully you have a key fob and can prestart your car and only dwelling air conditioned places. That's it jdcinama. And maybe carry a water filled spray bottle to stay cool if you have to be out of the car or house. We had virtually no winter this past season and I'm betting it's gonna be a hot summer. Whewww!

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      Fortunately I don't work any more and I have an attached garage so my car stays much cooler than most. I'm in Austin and given all the rain and cold fronts we've had - am only just now putting away last flannel top sheet - I'm betting on a cooler summer. We've probably had fewer than 15 days at 90° so far this year including those late January & February days we always get - miraculous if one thinks of '10, '11 & 12! To enter June without having hit 100 is heaven, makes me think of 1981. So I'm hopeful.

      When I really need that mask is if there's the slightest incline and it's hot and I have to cross a parking lot. The combination gets me. As to my car, I refuse to own anything but a hatchback, mostly for my back & hips but also so that I can open both doors and hatch to let out tons of heat before I started the car. I also crack the windows almost an inch (perks of driving cars which no one wants to steal).

      I look at the folks across the street and am so sorry for them in ultra hot years. Since the mom had a stroke they haven't been able to run the a.c. In hot hot weather most of the household doesn't even try to go to sleep before 1 am. I don't know how the dad managed to sleep well enough to get up early for work.

      All of which is quite far afield. Still I must say that I'm so thankful for working air conditioner, and for taxpayers help with the bills! Otherwise I'd spend the summers gasping.

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    Dear jdcinama I am so relieved to hear someone else has problems with heat. My husband feels the cold and has the heating on most of the time. By the time I get to the bottom of the stairs in the morning and the heat hits me I am fighting for breath and usually go straight into the garden leaving all the doors open much to his lordships annoyance. I also find I have problems in cold weather too it seems changes in temperature affects my breathing. I will have to see if I can find this mask. regards Jacky  
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      My ex slept with bedroom window open an inch or two, even when it was freezing. This made the heater go crazy - made me nuts too. Now he'll have central heating or air on year round with bathroom and bedroom windows open at least 2 inches each. Totally nuts and very expensive since his house is a 2-story.

      I don't know how you stand it with your husband's habits. I'd give him a mummy-style sleeping bag and gloves & wool socks then tie him into that sleeping bag so he couldn't mess with heater during the night. But then I am from Texas ;-)

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      Hello Aitarg, We now sleep in different rooms mainly because of his snoring. He has the door and window closed, I have my door open and the window slightly open if I get cold I put on more bedding. Our dog has decided to stay with me. We havent had much of winter here I havent worn an overcoat at all only thick cardigans when going out. May has been very mild although today and yesterday it has been very windy here in Dovercourt Bay Essex UK. I spent most of the morning picking up plant pots that had blown over. regards Jacky            PS my husband is very nice  but I keep wondering if he has some strange illness.    
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      Hi Alberta

      You have me a good laugh! Could it be that his strange illness stems from that Y-chromosome thing?

      We had to do separate rooms after a year together - snoring was the lesser problem as he did a lot of kicking while deeply asleep. If he had been nicer to me, we'd still be together. I do miss how he made me laugh.

      We had a mild winter too, I never took my wool coat out of the Singapore trunk. We've had so much wind since March that I think

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      ,,, it was Providence that moved me to have a dead sycamore cut down before the winds came. Not too bad now but we've had terrible floods, more rain coming. Still, if you're in a bay I imagine you get much more wind than we do. I grew up in a part of the Texas coast where the wind only ever stops blowing right after a hurricane , if it stops at all. Is Dovercourt Bay like that?
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      Hello aitarg,

      I think you are right woman from venus men from mars two completely different enterties. I have  Ford Galaxy rarely use the climate control and I dont open the air vents as dust seems to blow out of them and I  drive with the windows slightly open  summer and winter. I get cross when My husband drives my car opens all the air vents turns the climate control up high the fan blows hot air and dust into the car and I end up coughing he used it to go to the dentist the other day and left all the air vents open took me ages to work out why the alarm was going off when I reset it the computer said the bonnet was open of course it wasnt I found out from Ford if you leave the air vents open and it is windy the sensor inside the bonnet senses the wind and sets the intuder  off.  Hope I have given you another good laugh regards Jacky 

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      Tee hee tee hee!

      Didn't know Ford started making the Galaxy again tho maybe that's only in foreign markets. I drive with windows open as much as possible, but once it gets over 84, forget it, AC will be on even if it's only at the lowest setting. A Friend made it through our worst-ever summers never once using AC in his car, but he had an easy 50 mph commute only 12 miles through mostly wooded areas.

      Thanks for the laughs!

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    Buff cool maX uv protection if you want cover for your nose and mouth, but it won't cool the air, the battery operated hand held fan with built in spray water bottle will cool you and the breathing air making it easier in hot weather. 
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